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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about our cause and how the duck race works.
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Adopt a Duck Now!
Are they real ducks or rubber ducks?
Rubber ducks!
Once I adopt my duck, do I get to keep it?

No, sorry but we have some adorable little themed ducks you can purchase for only $1.00. When you adopt your duck Advocates staff will work hard to train, coach, and condition your rubber ducks to make sure they are ready for the big day.

Do I need to be present to win?

No, but it’s a lot of FREE and FUN for the whole family!
Does it cost to attend the Duck Derby?
Absolutely not! However, you will want to bring some money for lunch and/or event merchandise.
How will I know if my duck wins?

Advocates staff will contact you immediately with the information you provided on your duck adoption paper(s).

Can I adopt a duck for my child?

Yes, but the name on the adoption paper must be in the name of an adult (18 and older) for legal purposes.

Do all of my ducks get the same number?

Each duck adopted is tagged with its own unique lucky duck number.

What is Advocates for Children?

 Advocates for Children is a non-profit organization committed to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Through our programs, we strive to one day help create a world where all children are respected and loved, happy and thriving. Our goal is to bring hope and comfort to over 3,000 children and families every year in Bartow County, and surrounding North Georgia areas. We provide direct care to children who are victims of abuse and neglect, and offer programming that focuses on the prevention of child abuse and on crucial elements of family wellness. There are no other organizations duplicating our services in Bartow County. There is no charge for the services we provide so that is why we are so dependent upon the support of events like Duck Derby.

How old are the children?

Our seven programs assist children from birth through age 18, and in some cases ages 19-21.

What are Advocates' sources of funding?

–Donations from individuals and groups, such as churches and civic organizations

–Special events which include Duck Derby, Duck Dash, Spring Benefit, and more

–Corporate and family foundations

–Businesses - local, national and international

–Competitive state and federal grants